Author Archive | Mike Doran

Another Good-Guy with a Gun in Illinois!

Another Good-Guy with a Gun in Illinois!

What’s better than a feel-good story about a good-guy with a gun defending themselves even though they were in a state that strongly discourages gun ownership? How about two of them? This time it was in Elmwood Park, Illinois when a motorist defended his life from a robber at a gas station. Surveillance of the…

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Chicago Concealed Carrier Shoots Carjacker in the Worst Place

Chicago Concealed Carrier Shoots Carjacker in the Worst Place

Chicago is known as the land of opportunity—for criminals. This reputation comes from years of being an urban center with many gang related shootings in a state that makes the lawful buying and selling of firearms and ammunition a cumbersome and expensive endeavor. And because Illinois was the last state to allow concealed carry (by…

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Concealed Carrier Shoots Killer in Texas Bar

Concealed Carrier Shoots Killer in Texas Bar

Arlington, Texas police are still trying to unravel the motive of a man who shot and killed the manager of a sports bar Wednesday evening. The gunman was killed by an armed patron with a concealed handgun license. Though not all facts about the shooting are known, it appears to be a cut and dried case…

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Three Examples of Why You Must Follow the Four Laws of Gun Safety

3 Examples of Why You Must Follow the 4 Laws of Gun Safety

Despite the fact that accidental shootings have reached an all-time low, recently there has been a string of accidents from the people we should least expect a negligent discharge: Firearms instructors. One instructor in Michigan may face charges after accidentally shooting a man during a CPL class. The instructor unholstered his gun during a demonstration,…

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NRA Sues the State of California

NRA Sues the State of California!

California is not known to gun lovers as a friendly state. Some might call it openly hostile to those who believe in the Second Amendment. But the state affiliate chapter of the NRA has made a bold move and filed a lawsuit against the state in an attempt to fully restore the freedoms afforded by…

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S.C. Man Saves Family From Home Invasion

S.C. Man Saves Family From Home Invasion

In a scary turn of events, a South Carolina father was able to save his family from an armed intruder determined to commit a home invasion. Imagine this: It’s 8 o’clock on a Tuesday evening and someone rings your doorbell. Your wife answers the door and there is a lady claiming to be from your homeowners…

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Accidental Gun Shootings Reach All Time Low

Accidental Gun Shootings Reach All Time Low

Now here is some great news from the National Safety Council: accidental gun shootings have reached an all-time recorded low! According its annual “Injury facts” report, the NSC reports that 489 accidental gun deaths occurred in 2015—a sharp 17 percent drop from the previous year and the lowest recorded since 1903. This new low in…

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Chicago Sees Increase in Concealed Carry Permits

Chicago Sees Increase in Concealed Carry Permits

The City of Chicago saw a sharp increase in the number of concealed carry permits issued in 2016, DNAinfo reports. According to statistics gained from Illinois State Police, in 2016 22,517 Chicagoans obtained concealed carry permits, compared to only 13,948 in 2015. There has also been a huge increase in the number of Chicagoans who…

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Appeals Court Upholds Maryland Gun Ban

Appeals Court Upholds Maryland Gun Ban

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has upheld Maryland’s ban on so-called assault weapons, arguing that such guns are not protected by the constitution. The ban, enacted after the Sandy Hook shootings in 2012, made it illegal to sell or transfer 81 specific gun models as well as semiautomatic centerfire rifles that…

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Constitutional Carry Comes to New Hampshire!

Constitutional Carry Comes to New Hampshire!

With the stroke of his pen, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu (R) made it legal to carry a concealed firearm without a license Wednesday. It’s the first bill he has signed since taking office. “It is common-sense legislation,” Sununu said during a ceremony in Executive Council chambers. “This is about making sure that our laws…

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Connecticut Governor Proposes Massive Pistol Permit Fee Hike

Connecticut Governor Proposes Massive Pistol Permit Fee Hike

Gun rights activists in Connecticut may have a huge fight on their hands as the governor proposes raising the fees for the renewal of pistol permits. Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) suggested quadrupling the cost for a five year permit renewal from $70 to $300 in order to reduce the state’s budget deficit which is expected to…

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